The Business Insider reports:
A judge on Friday [June 10] ruled to dismiss a complaint from Home Depot employees who claimed the company violated workers' rights by prohibiting them from wearing Black Lives Matter imagery on the job.
In the complaint, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) claimed Home Depot violated federal labor law by barring employees from placing BLM logos on their aprons. The company gave staffers an ultimatum to either remove the messaging or quit.* * *
Administrative law judge Paul Bogas wrote in his ruling on Friday that BLM messaging did not have "an objective, and sufficiently direct, relationship to terms and conditions of employment," as first reported by Bloomberg.
He continued: "[The messaging] originated, and is primarily used, to address the unjustified killings of Black individuals by law enforcement and vigilantes. To the extent the message is being used for reasons beyond that, it operates as a political umbrella for societal concerns and relates to the workplace only in the sense that workplaces are part of society."